Project Details

Mangrove Crab as a Model for Development of a Quarantine System to Screen Species for Aquaculture in Guam

July 1, 1993

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Guam $50,234 University of Guam and Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program I. Silva-Krott, J. Brown, D. Crisostomo, R. Barber, and J. Brock
  1. Establish an aquatic animal quarantine area, which will be used to screen species for pathogens, at the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.
  2. Capture local juvenile through adult mangrove crabs and transfer into the quarantine area for pathogen and disease studies.
  3. Screen incoming and enhancement reared crabs for biotic agents.
  4. Identify a list of pathogens and disease syndromes found in wild-caught mangrove crabs.
  5. Formulate pathogen and disease risk assessment for introduction of feral broodstock mangrove crabs to the Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center.
  6. Evaluate the economic feasibility of commercial-scale mangrove crab production in Guam.